Jean Stone Scholarship
We’re excited to launch the Jean Stone Scholarship, generously supported by the Stone Family for the second year. The scholarship is in memory of their beloved wife, mother and grandmother, Jean Stone, who was a nurse, caring for others throughout her career. This scholarship of up to $500 is intended to support volunteers working in palliative care by helping to broaden their knowledge. We will award a minimum of two scholarships each year.
The scholarship must be put towards the cost of a conference or course on palliative care. This could be an upcoming educational opportunity in 2018, or one that took place within the past 6 months (June 1 – December 31, 2017).
The deadline for submitting applications in 31st March 2018.
2018 Roadshow Information
“A Mindful Finale: Spirituality and Ritual at End-of-Life” is a hands-on, full-day workshop that will help you foster moments of gratitude and joy during a challenging phase of life. How can spirituality help? You will fill your toolbox with practical rituals to help navigate complicated paths. Caregivers, family members, community volunteers and healthcare professionals are all welcome.
Darrin Parkin, Spiritual Care Coordinator, Rosedale Hospice & Sage Centre of Hospice Calgary
Darrin has provided spiritual care for 25 years on campuses, in parish ministry, in hospice and in prisons. All he needed to know about life he learned in prison and at the bedside of the dying.
Blair Collins, B.A., B.Th., RSW
Blair has worked for over 30 years in a variety of non-profit settings, including dealing with grief and loss. As a Hawaiian Shaman, he creates rituals appropriate to time and context of celebrations.
Thursday April 26,2018
Hospice Society of Camrose & District
Friday May 11, 2018
Fairview and Area Palliative Care Society
Northwest Peace Community Adult Learning Council
Tuesday May 15, 2018
AHS South Zone Palliative Care Program
Wednesday June 6, 2018
Wheatland & Area Hospice Society
Tuesday June 12, 2018
Catholic Women’s League – St. Gabriel’s
What do Albertans Know about MAID? – Five Minute Research Survey
Since June 2016, Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) has been legal in Canada, but each province has a unique set of MAID procedures.
Two University of Alberta professors want to learn what Albertans know about MAID. Their findings will be used for educational planning to avoid misinformation about MAID among nurses, doctors and the general public.
Nurses, doctors and members of the public are invited to complete a brief, five minute survey on what they know about MAID in Alberta.
Thank you from Donna Wilson (Nursing Professor) and Jean Triscott (Medical Professor).